Posted by News Express | 6 December 2015 | 3,689 times
The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has in a surprise move, announced a new name, Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) for the group.
A report this evening in the online edition of Vanguard said Chief Uwazuruike made the announcement today while addressing the press in Owerri.
It quoted the man who founded and has led MASSOB from 1999 until estranged former lieutenants started challenging his authority as saying: “The change in name became absolutely necessary because of the sad introduction of violence by the disgruntled dissidents and this is at variance with the non-violence stance of MASSOB over the years.”
“He said that real loyalists of MASSOB feel ashamed to be associated with violence, promising that they will restructure MASSOB to make it the youth wing of the Biafra Independent Movement,” the report added.
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